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Posted by: Sandra Fudala - 4/3/2018
Job Expires: 5/4/2018
Paralegal

Neighborhood Legal Services Inc., the largest provider of civil legal services in Western New York, seeks applicants for a 6 month temporary paralegal position in Buffalo, New York.

Description of duties:

Neighborhood Legal Services seeks an analytical and self-directed individual for a paralegal position in the area of public benefits law.  The individual will be required to learn extensive regulatory materials which govern the public assistance, SNAP and emergency assistance programs.   Must be able to apply laws to facts of presenting cases and to aggressively advocate on behalf of our clients who are facing utility shut-offs. 

           

In addition, the paralegal will advocate for emergency assistance benefits, SSI guarantees, dispute denials of emergency assistance for utility benefits, advocate for HEAP benefits, and advise clients regarding utility arrears.

Qualifications:

            paralegal training or college degree preferred;

            0-3 years' experience required

            good communication and writing skills required;

            demonstrated commitment to the goals and clients of the legal services program;

            ability to act as an advocate on behalf of clients;

            Sensitivity to the needs of financially disadvantaged and disabled persons;

            computer knowledge helpful;

            Spanish speaking ability helpful


Salary:   Depending on experience.

 

 

Application Procedure:    Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Spanish speaking, women, minorities, the elderly and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply.

 

            Please send a resume and references to:

            Sandra Fudala, Office Manager

            Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.

            237 Main Street, Suite 400

            Buffalo, New York 14203

sfudala@nls.org

 


 
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